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Midday Update

Local News

March 25, 2013

Travel advisory lifted, but roads remain dangerous

ANDERSON, Ind. — A travel watch for Madison County has been lifted, but road conditions remain slick and hazardous throughout the area, according to state police in Pendleton.

At least eight inches of snow had fallen in Anderson by early afternoon, and there was little traffic to be seen along several streets in the city.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, several main roads have been cleared but most remain coated in layered ice and snow.

Many roads have yet to be plowed out in the county, said Sheriff Ron Richardson, where wind and snow drifting pose a clear threat. Most of those secondary roads are “one lane with ruts and some are or nearly drifted closed in places throughout the county,” he said.

“I was responding to a call (out in the county) earlier, and I almost got stuck myself,” he said.

Officials are continuing to ask motorists to restrict travel as crews work to clear main and secondary roads.

By early afternoon, the Sheriff’s department had responded to 18 reports of vehicle slide-offs, two accidents with damaged property and one where a person was injured.

Public school districts throughout the county, including Anderson Community Schools, Elwood Community Schools and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools, have closed for the day.

A winter storm warning for the area has also been lifted.

The Herald Bulletin will continue to update this story.

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